No. 1 Indiana pounds Central Connecticut State
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Cody Zeller had 19 points and 18 rebounds in No. 1 Indiana's 100-69 win over Central Connecticut State.
Christian Watford netted 19 points and Victory Oladipo tallied 15 points and nine boards for the Hoosiers (9-0), who shot 54.2 percent (39-of-72) from the floor.
Indiana lost sophomore forward Austin Etherington late in the first half with an apparent left leg injury. The injury occurred on a play underneath the basket and was taken away on a stretcher.
Matt Hunter had 40 points for Central Connecticut State (4-4), which had won four of its last five games coming in.
Joe Efese's dunk pulled the Blue Devils within 16-14 approximately six minutes in, but the Hoosiers quickly seized control of the contest with a 29-4 run.
Zeller, Oladipo and Will Sheehey all netted five points apiece during the surge and the home team led, 45-18, with 5:40 remaining in the half before taking a 54-34 advantage into the break.
The margin swelled as high as 37 over the final 20 minutes.
Indiana outrebounded Central Connecticut State, 52-25 ... The Blue Devils shot 33.3 percent (24-of-72) from the field ... The Hoosiers registered 20 assists and nine steals.
12/08 20:10:18 ET